Infowars host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

Apr 18, 2017, 01:48
Infowars host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

The host of Infowars is in an ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife, who says Jones is too volatile to have joint custody of their children.

Jones is fighting his ex-wife, Kelly, for custody of their children, ages 14, 12 and 9. But the radio host is now locked in a custody dispute forcing his lawyers into an argument that surely won't please Jones' many followers: The attorneys say his on-air persona is largely an act, reports the Austin American-Statesman. "He wants J-Lo to get raped", Kelly said at a recent pretrial hearing, according to the Austin American-Statesman, adding that she didn't like that he would broadcast from home in front of their children. But if Jones' lawyers are to be believed, Jones is just a "performance artist" and his InfoWars persona is just a "character". He is now in a custody battle with his ex-wife over his three children. He predicted that Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show would be a satanic ritual, and he accused her of being involved in child sex-trafficking rings run out of pizza parlors, an operation he claimed was headed by Hillary Clinton.

Among other false statements, Jones has said that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were an insider job and that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Colbert is a comedian who made clear that his show was satire, whereas a search on Jones' website turns up pages and pages of results claiming to expose the "truth" behind everything from Sweden to Oprah Winfrey.

"This case is not about Infowars, and I don't want it to be about Infowars", District Judge Orlinda Naranjo said to the legal team of the couple. "This case is not about Infowars, and I don't want it to be about Infowars", Naranjo said in court last week.

He also claims US moon landings were faked and that the government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting using actors.

Jones' YouTube videos have been viewed 1.2 billion times. And not only is the leader of the free world apparently a fan of Jones, but President Trump has also been a guest on his show, where he told Jones that his reputation was "amazing". Jones claims Trump called him after the election to thank him. "In fact, more people follow Alex than watch Fox News or CNN". Jones and Infowars have steadfastly supported Trump's candidacy since then.